“Oh my f*#king God. Grief can make you horny!” 

SKIN HUNGER, a hilarious new, semi-autobiographical play written by Tatiana Hotere is one woman’s roller-coaster journey through grief, God and ‘gasms. Raw, passionate, sexy, and heartbreakingly funny, this show is for anyone who’s ever lost someone and had to find themselves (and perhaps their clitoris) again. 

SKIN HUNGER explores the intersection of grief, faith, and sexuality. After the death of her husband – grief – stricken Eva, a perimenopausal woman of faith – embarks on a journey of self-discovery, spiritual awakening, and sexual empowerment. Amidst a deluge of tragic tinder dates, self-doubt, and Catholic guilt, she finds the courage to forge a new path for her life in the chaotic aftermath. Eva discovers that there is always life after death. 

SKIN HUNGER – Hotere’s debut as a playwright – earned several awards, including Best Actress, Best Writer, and Best Director at the Auckland Fringe Festival in 2022, going on to sell out Q Theatre early this year. Whangārei is her first stop on a national tour! 

“Skin Hunger was absolutely glorious, and I thank Hotere for being unafraid to talk about the hard stuff. Tatiana Hotere – what a show-stopping performance. I left the theatre completely speechless…. Words would not be enough to describe her.“ 
Olivia Wright, Rat World 

The script is magnificent: subtle, crafted for our pleasure – and it never becomes preachy.“ 
Lexie Matheson, Theatreview 

“This is a charming, funny, sweet and honest portrayal of a woman wrestling with complex and contradictory feelings and it does so with a beautiful balance of wit and emotion.” 
Andrew Whiteside


Skin Hunger (National Tour!) – ONEONESIX